Country Solomon Islands
Year 2008
Type of Measure Police > Training
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Trainings have been conducted by New Zealand police for the Solomon Island Police Force on gender-based violence and how to investigate cases of gender-based violence.  This has resulted in the gender sensitization of many police and has led to a higher number of cases being taken seriously by police instead of ignored as private family matters, particularly with regard to domestic violnece.  The introduction of a no drop policy of police in domestic violence cases has also resulted in more prosecutions of domestic violence cases, compared to previous experience whereby many survivors dropped charges following initial reporting of a domestic violence incident.

Source of Information

Training of the Solomon Island Police Force by New Zealand police